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Auto-Mobility Expertise

DHL Supply Chain, a leading auto-mobility contract logistics provider with 230 operations around the globe

With more than 15,000 automotive supply chain experts collaborating with our customers, we develop flexible, efficient solutions that increase productivity and drive efficiency. Our expertise spans auto-mobility manufacturing and distribution, from passenger and commercial vehicles to component manufactures and tires.

Market Trends
  • The fall in demand in 2020 has rebounded into a surge
  • The semiconductor chip shortage has reduced vehicle output – as much as 40%
  • Chip availability challenges will likely depress the sector for one to two years
Automotive Supply Chain Impact
  • With component supply no longer guaranteed, lean manufacturing/JIT strategy must be revisited
  • Supply chains must now focus on supply assurance with new inventory plans and sourcing partnerships
  • Need to find innovative postponement methods to support user-driven customization
Optimize your procurement strategy and leverage our global scale
  • Schedule, control and fine-tune production quickly with best-in-class inbound to manufacturing support
  • Leverage established continuous improvement and operational excellence practice

Deep Auto-Mobility Expertise

Passenger Vehicles

To meet customer demand for personalization, connected cars and new fuel technologies, along with competitive prices, high quality and reliable service, we offer value-added services including packaging and kitting, managing your overall supply chain as your LLP as well as automotive supply chain optimization and finished vehicle logistics.

Expertise Includes:
  • Inbound to manufacturing solutions support flexible, dynamic production, matching supply to constantly varying demand.
  • Just-in-time and just-in-sequence inbound deliveries
  • Efficient operations network to ensure fast replacement parts delivery
  • Global Finished Vehicle management

Commercial Vehicles

Environmental concerns, a drive to improve fuel efficiency, and meeting vehicle regulations and certifications are key factors shaping future business decisions. With our automobile knowledge, we offer logistics consulting and design to help you meet these difficult challenges.

Expertise Includes:
  • Global Finished Vehicle management
  • Supplier parks to manage inbound partners
  • Packaging and kitting services

Component Manufacturers

DHL’s inbound-to-manufacturing service ensures proximity to assembly lines while meeting demands for cost reduction and high reliability of parts. Additional value-added services, including in-plant logistics, sequencing and just-in-time delivery help keep your operation running smoothly.

Expertise Includes:
  • Logistics for batteries
  • Support for rapid adaptation needed to meet these market challenges
  • Unbundling logistics costs from parts costs for increased visibility and cost control


Our dedicated or multi-user service and replacement parts solutions address the unique challenges faced in the auto-mobility sector: complex demand chains, increasing competition, high-service and low-cost requirements. Our warehousing and transportation solutions improve inventory efficiency and can accelerate your response to changing customer demand.

Expertise Includes:
  • Options ranging from economic overnight services to same-day deliveries.
  • Real-time time visibility and control
  • End-to-end network for EV batteries, including reverse loop


New channels have opened up as tire manufacturers have become less reliant on wholesale distributors and operate direct-to-market models. Demand for tires can be highly variable, but customers expect rapid availability of the right product. Our specialized warehousing and distribution solutions guarantee overnight delivery to help you satisfy customer requirements, without unneeded investment in dealer inventories.

Expertise Includes:
  • Inbound solutions – Raw material to production
  • Finished goods warehousing in distribution centers
  • Network delivery solutions
  • On demand, same day and next day deliveries
  • Customized Tire Warehouse Management Systems

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Our Capabilities and Operating Standards

Simplification and Optimization

Our ability to take the complexity out of your operations is our strength.  With some of the world’s best logistics planners and consultants, our team fine-tunes your operations, from component supply for manufacture, to vehicle delivery and aftermarket services delivering consumer support.


For optimal utilization, we ensure the raw materials and components required are available to the plant in close co-ordination with the production schedule. The development of ‘build-to-order’ or ‘just in time’ systems also demand a more flexible production environment and more responsive supply chains.

Customer experience

We provide full visibility of orders and keep dealer networks supplied with aftermarket components, providing urgent same-day and overnight response. Where recall or inspection is required, we can support your network, ensuring on-time delivery.


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do and we drive continuous improvement and deliver innovative solutions, enabling you to stay ahead of your competition. We work closely with customers to develop ground-breaking solutions, such as re-usable, customizable packaging and lithium ion battery logistics. 

Operational excellence

Our operational excellence standards are aligned to industry-leading best practices and ISO requirements to deliver top-class project execution. We invest in extensive training to avoid business disruption by meeting high standards on health, safety and security.


Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, so we understand this is a topic of keen interest. As the first logistics company to establish carbon efficiency targets we are at the forefront of green innovation – aiming to be net zero emissions by 2050.

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